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Indian Prime Minister says India wants to see strengthened democracy and political stability in Nepal


NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh informed that India wanted to see democracy strengthened and political stability in Nepal.

During his meeting with visiting leader of Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba in New Delhi the Indian Prime Minister Singh said India is ready to extend any kind of assistance to strengthen democratic system in Nepal. “We are the closest neighbor of Nepal. We are ready to provide all kind of assistance to institutionalize democratic system in Nepal.”

Deuba’s spouse Arju Deuba, NC leader Bimalendra Nidhi and acting Nepali envoy to India Tirtha Raj Wagle were also present during the meeting that lasted for about 35 minutes.

Singh was flanked by National Security Advisor Shiva Sankar Menon, Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai, Indian envoy to Nepal Jayanta Prasad and Joint Secretary at the Nepal-Bhutan desk Akhilesh Mishra during the meeting.

The meeting lasted for about 35 minutes. NC senior leader and former Prime Minister Deuba is currently on an official visit to India at the invitation of the Government of India.

During the meeting, the two leaders discussed Nepal-India relations, development projects and the present political situation of Nepal.

On the occasion, leader Deuba appreciated India’s cooperation to the movements for peaceful change in Nepal since the 12-point understanding, and expected India’s support in terms of logistics and technical things required for the upcoming CA election.

He also assured the Indian side of seeking a way out of the existing political stalemate through the election. Deuba urged the Indian Prime Minister for India’s cooperation in five sectors for Nepal’s economic development. These include construction of a four-lane concrete bridge over the Mahakali River linking Banbasa and Mahendranagar, the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast-track, a laboratory for testing the quality of agricultural goods produced in Nepal and their certification, a technology park in the country’s far-west and a suspension bridge over the Mahakali River connecting the Jogbudha VDC to Purnagiri, an Indian pilgrimage site.

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